One month before Spain and Britain compete in the first round of the Davis Cup, there is speculation about whether Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray will be at the event at the Puente Romano Tennis Club. There are serious doubts about the Scots player, who announced on Tuesday that he would not be opening the tennis season in Brisbane, Australia, because of his hip injury, and who has not competed since Wimbledon last July.
Spanish tennis fans are also concerned about Rafa Nadal, and whether or not he will compete. It may not be easy for him to do so, as he has started this year plagued by the same problems with his right knee that he was suffering at the end of 2017, and it is known that he doesn't like to play on different surfaces within a short time, especially changing from a hard court to clay.
Despite the doubts, this Davis Cup tournament, which will take place between 2 and 4 February, is still a major event for Marbella and the Costa del Sol, and is particularly welcome because it is the first time Spain has competed in a Davis Cup event at home since 2013, when they played Ukraine.